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3 firefighters injured fighting Klamathon Fire; blaze burns into Oregon

The blaze that started Thursday near the community of Hornbrook has scorched 55 square miles (142 square kilometers). It jumped into Oregon over the weekend. (Oregon State Police photo)

HORNBROOK, Calif. - Crews have gained some ground against a deadly wildfire burning on the California-Oregon state line that killed a man and injured three firefighters.

California fire officials say the blaze is 30 percent contained as of Monday morning.

The Klamathon Fire has burned 35,250 acres, an area larger than the City of Eugene.

The fire, one of many in the drought-ridden U.S. West, killed one person in their home and destroyed 81 structures.

It also injured three firefighters, including one who had severe burns to his face and had to be hospitalized.

CalFire says the firefighter was released Sunday from UC Davis hospital burn center in California.

The blaze that started Thursday near the community of Hornbrook has scorched 55 square miles (142 square kilometers). It jumped into Oregon over the weekend.

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